Wednesday, March 27, 2013

to market, to market

One of my good friends just had a birthday and one thing I know about her is that she loves going to farmers' markets. I decided to crochet her a market tote. It was a pattern that I'd never done before, but had the pattern for, so I thought this was a good opportunity to try it out. Because I wanted it to be sturdy and durable, I used a variegated crochet cotton. I think it turned out really well and I'm sure it's going to get a lot of good use.

Kitty wanted to be in the picture, too!
Detail of the top


The leftover bags are in the background.
Another bag that I'd seen a pattern for and had never done was this grocery bag purse. It used plarn, also known as plastic yarn. It wasn't the easiest material to use, but I'm glad that I tried it. I made the plarn myself. (You can look up how to make it; it's really easy.) I used a variety of colors and made a striping pattern. I should have kept track of how many bags I ended up using, but I would guess somewhere around twenty-five  bags. It turned out smaller than I thought, but it's still pretty cute. I think plarn would make a fun Easter basket, but I think I thought of that a little too late for this year... maybe next year.
Detail of the side
I hope everyone has a fun, happy Easter! <3

Saturday, March 9, 2013

owl invite you

I created the eyes from my Martha 'Layered Daisy' punch

The wings hide the info inside
I added a little tab to reveal "It'll be a Hoot!"

These are the invitations I designed and assembled for my niece's first birthday party. It's an owl theme as you can hopefully tell. Purple and pink are the colors.
This doesn't involve letterpress (sad face) it's only done on the computer, but it's still pretty cute.

**Disclaimer- I'm not really inviting you to this birthday party, "owl invite you" just seemed like a cute blog title. Only those invited by my niece's parents are allowed attend. No party crashers; sorry folks**